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ALP’s anti-plebiscite drive reflects audacity of hate

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The Australian – 28 September 2016 Jennifer Oriel There is something rather dangerous about the gay marriage debate — and it is not homosexuality or marriage. It is the view widely held by our political Left that ­liberal democratic precepts can be overridden whenever they interfere with politically correct ideology. Not content merely to deny the democratic mandate of millions ... Read More »

Free speech inimical to Left’s stifling orthodoxies

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The Australian – Wednesday 21 September 2016 Janet Albrechtsen Perhaps it was the delirium of pneumonia that allowed Hillary Clinton to speak so freely, putting half of Donald Trump’s supporters in what she called the “basket of deplorables”. Like the in vino veritas that sets in after a few drinks, Clinton’s honesty was refreshing. They are “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, ... Read More »

Marriage about commitment not gender: PM

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By Elise Scott AAP – 30 June 2016 The key to marriage is commitment, and if a same-sex couple has that for each other it won’t have any impact on the heterosexual marriage of the prime minister. It’s Malcolm Turnbull explanation of why he believes couples of the same gender should be able to wed in Australia. “The threat to ... Read More »

Gay marriage plebiscite ‘could be held before end of year’

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The Australian – 29 June 2016 Joe Kelly, Political reporter Turnbull: “Same sex marriage will be legislated for by the Australian Parliament”. Picture: Jason Edwards Malcolm Turnbull says a plebiscite on same sex marriage could be held before the end of the year and, if successful, promises the enabling legislation would “sail through the parliament.” The Prime Minister came under ... Read More »

‘Ugly’ Irish gay marriage defence rejected

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The Australian – 30 June 2016 Rick Morton, Social Affairs reporter, Melbourne The architect of Irish gay marriage referendum Yes campaign Tiernan Brady, in Australia helping on the effort here. Picture: Hollie Adams One of the architects of Ireland’s overwhelming victory for “yes” in its same-sex marriage referendum has disputed Bill Shorten’s depiction of the Irish experience as ugly division. ... Read More »

Turnbull to claim gay marriage mandate

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks on concerns of national importance

The Australian – 30 June 2016 Paul Kelly (Editor-At-Large, Sydney) & Dennis Shanahan (Political Editor, Canberra) Malcolm Turnbull has demanded that Bill Shorten pass legislation ­allowing a plebiscite on same-sex marriage if the Coalition is re-elected because it would be ­“untenable” for Labor to defy the wish of the Australian people and deny such a clear mandate. In an exclusive ... Read More »

Mixed Messages from Bill Shorten regarding Gay Marriage Plebscite

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Bill Shorten flips on gay marriage plebiscite The Australian – 29 June 2016 Dennis Shanahan (Political Editor, Canberra) Bill Shorten told religious leaders and Christian voters in the final days of the 2013 election campaign that he was “completely relaxed about having some form of plebiscite” on same-sex marriage. In video footage ­obtained by The Australian, the ­Opposition Leader outlined ... Read More »

Turnbull, Shorten trip up on marriage equality

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  The Australian – 29 June 2016 David Crowe, Political correspondent Bill Shorten and Malcolm Turnbull endured a difficult day. It had to happen after almost eight weeks of official campaigning: Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten are flagging in the final stretch. Both struggled to set the agenda on Wednesday as they found themselves on the defensive on the same ... Read More »

Same-sex marriage debate gets personal

The ridiculous and rabid recalcitrant - Penny Wong

The Australian – 23 June 2016 Rosie Lewis, Reporter Labor senator Penny Wong is worried a plebiscite ­on same-sex marriage would license hate speech. Labor hardened its stand against the government’s gay marriage plebiscite as frontbencher Penny Wong appealed to drop the people’s vote, which she said would ­“license hate speech to those who need little encouragement”. But Scott Morrison ... Read More »

LET YOUR YEA BE YEA AND YOUR NAY BE NAY

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There are questions which we cannot avoid and from which we cannot hide in a fog of rhetorical questions and vague allusions. Basically, there is the question of whether single-sex cohabitation is a sin which separates people from the Church, or not. By Sergei Khudiev The article by Archpriest Robert Arrida ‘Response To Myself’ is of interest, but not so much ... Read More »